8 Replies
Jeff Kortenbosch

Hi John,

It actually does but you can turn compression on and off. This is what Articulate has to say about it:

  1. Compression: Choose Automatic from the drop-down to have Storyline compress your video files when you publish your course. Choose None if you'd prefer not to compress your video files. Video quality may be higher by not compressing videos in your published output, but it also results in larger files. (This feature is only available for MP4 videos created with baseline, main, or high profiles. All other video files will be compressed when published.)

John Pieterse

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for your reply but that is exactly what I did but no automatic compression was conducted unfortunately. The original file size remained the same. For this specific project I have now changed back to SL 1 to enable the large files to be compressed as default.

Best regards,


Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi John,

Are you able to share the video file with us so that we can test including it in Storyline and see what occurs? It's likely to large to upload here unless you have a link where we could download it - but you can use the link Jeff shared to upload it directly to our support team. 

Ashley Terwilliger-Pollard

Hi Michael,

I'm sorry you've run into the issue with video file sizes in Storyline 2. This is something we have reported to our team as a bug.

I wanted to share a link to an earlier discussion where Justin shared some helpful steps and workarounds for folks to use as we continue to investigate the issue.